Recommended D800 Macro lens

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Questions thread
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sfnikon Senior Member • Posts: 2,143
Re: Sigma 150...

dwa1 wrote:

sfnikon wrote:

On my D3 I loved the Sigma 150/2.8 (non-OS version). I thought it was tack sharp edge to edge and generally superb even wide open.   Then I got my D800E in May and was expecting the same/similar results but it was not to be.  The new sensor is much more critical of optics esp if you look at the pixel level on a 27" imac like I do.  It seemed soft with lower contrast and microcontrast than had been my impression of it in the past.

1 - Sigma 150 (non-OS) on the D800E... How was the sharpness stopped down to about f5 or so?

2 - I was wondering if anyone knows how the OS version wide open (on the D800 / D800E) compares to the non-OS?

Wayne

It was better stopped down to f/5.6 (non-macro) but still not what I would consider critically sharp when viewed at 100% on the D800e.   I used it mainly for non-macro shooting so if you are planning on the lens mainly for macro use I cannot comment.

lenstip.com compares the two versions at non-macro distances.

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